Training Section 

"Train as if your life depended on it."

The Burlington Police Department's Training Section is dedicated to providing employees with the highest quality of training with an overall objective of delivering professional customer service and officer safety. This section is responsible for in-service training, travel planning and reimbursement, promotional processes, and issuing equipment and uniforms. The Training Section conducts training year-round.  The training includes NC state mandated training topics, RADAR Certification and Re-Certification, SFST (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing). 

t is instructed by department employees certified by the State of NC Training and Standards Commission. In addition to training conducted by our own instructors, the department hosts training and brings in qualified instructors for specialized topics. Training also includes a variety of leadership classes available to employees. The Training Section is led by Lt. Shelly Katkowski and a civilian assistant, Joni Phillips.